How To Find Good Keywords For SEO

How To Find Good Keywords For SEO

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Once you have your website up and running AND have written at least a few posts – A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to you for getting this far.

The next logical step in the process is to ask yourself, so “how do I go about finding good keywords for my SEO?”

This is a great question.

So to answer your question properly, let’s look at what SEO keywords are and that will help explain why a lot of people think they are so important.

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So what is a SEO keyword?

Definition of Keyword SEO by

Definition of Keyword SEO by

A SEO keyword is defined as “a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page. Keywords are intended to act as shortcuts that sum up an entire page.” source…

The search engines would take this information and then convert it into “computer speak” (using Indexing, meta title and meta description. Don’t worry about these for now, we will talk about them later as you website fills out.)

The user would come along and type in what they were looking for eg “English Rock Bands from the 1960s”. The search engines would to check the SUMMARY (index or keywords) regarding what the website post or page contained, and then return a result (search engine results page or SERP rating).

The viewer (being a real person) would select a website to look at based on the results presented.

Screenshot of the search result for "English Rock Bands from the 1960s"

Screenshot of the search result for “English Rock Bands from the 1960s”

Webmasters figured out very early on that the higher up the search engine rankings their particular website page or post ranked, then the more “free” or organic search engine traffic would come to their website.

Webmasters got very excited about that and a whole industry regarding SEO and on-page SEO optimization was born.

So how does this help you?

The most important thing to remember is that keywords are simply words related to your niche that are relevant.

So how you would apply this is, if you have decided to write a whole blog post / page regarding a topic for example 1,000 words on the Beatles during the 1960s, this would obviously take up a lot of your time. As such you would really like your article to be read by the largest target audience possible.

This is where SEO Keyword selection comes in.

If we use a keyword tool to help us, and type in “Beatles in the 1960s” we can see a list of the most popular search terms currently in use.

Would you like to have a go at selecting Keywords?  Please click on the link listed to have 30 FREE searches of the Keyword Selection tool I use called Jaaxy. Click here to try Jaaxy

If we look at the search results in Jaaxy for people looking for “Beatles in the 1960s”

Here we can see a grouping of blog posts that have an ALMOST identical title.  Based on the title, you can safely assume that the content would be fairly similar as well.

The examples include:

  1.  Beatles in the 60s (no apostrophe)
  2. Beatles songs 1960s
  3. Beatles in the 1960’s (with apostrophe)
  4. Beatles 1960s (no apostrophe)
  5. Beatles 1960 (no “s” or apostrophe)
  6. Beatles 60s
  7. Beatles early years
Screenshot of Search Results in Jaaxy for "Beatles in the 1960s"

Screenshot of Search Results in Jaaxy for “Beatles in the 1960s”

From this selection we can see that item #3 on our list “Beatles in the 1960’s” (with apostrophe) has the largest number of people searching naturally for this term with 153 results. This is more than “Beatles in the 1960s” (no apostrophe) with 110 results.  It also represents a MASSIVE difference of (110/153)*100 = 71.89.  Wow that is a HUGE difference.

So that’s almost a 30% jump in potential website traffic just by adding or subtracting an apostrophe and the content of my blog is absolutely identical – WOW!

Once I realised this, it just made the biggest difference to my website traffic results.

As such if we wanted to help ensure that our website post was read by the largest possible number of people, then we would definitely make sure that we selected this one as our title.

So now that we know how many people are searching for our chosen topic or niche “Beatles in the 1960’s” HOW do we apply this knowledge to our business?

That is a great question to ask.

Luckily for us, the answer is that we apply this knowledge pretty easily.

You can see from the screenshot taken from above, the answers really are that easy to see and apply straight away in our business.

Keyword Selection Tools have come along way since they were initially developed.

Success if a process of good SEO Keywords

Success if a process, Source Pixabay, Geralt

Now you can use them as tools to identify

  • emerging niches,
  • “hot buttons” within your chosen niche
  • Consumer behaviour and what people are will to buy
  • All of this information will be a HUGE help to you as you build out your website and as your business continues to grow.

By focusing our attention on the search results with the greatest number of client inquires, then we are focusing our attention and our time and our business resources on helping to grow OUR business in the quickest time possible.

By ONLY focusing our attention and delivering solutions based on what our clients (website traffic) are looking for, then we have a wonderful opportunity to get more traffic sooner, to help more people faster, and to improve our Google Quality Score.

All of these things will result in better search engine score and a higher Google Search Engine Ranking.

This will result in you building your business faster and to a higher quality that you could have ever dreamed possible.

If you would like to watch a video that explains how to source quality SEO keywords, please click here.

Building good quality SEO keywords and content

Creating Keyword Rich Content


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14 thoughts on “How To Find Good Keywords For SEO”

    1. Hi Rowena,
      Thank you for stopping by today and for leaving a comment. I really appreciate that.
      Thank you also for sharing your thoughts. I know that when I first started out, I didn’t know what the best keywords were. I knew what I wanted to say as a title, but I could not figure out why I had little / no traffic. Once I started using a keyword selection tool to help me with my SEO I could really see what a difference it makes to pick the right heading.
      I am glad that I found Jaaxy. My organic (free) website traffic has lifted as a result.
      If you are looking for ways to help improve your website traffic, please click here

  1. I really appreciate the information in this article, I believe it will help so much and I plan to use the training above to improve my website. I did not realize an apostrophe could make such a difference in my keywords. I have a few posts that I did not use a keyword tool on and they are not ranking well. Can I go ahead and search for a keyword and apply it to those post to make them better? Thanks for all you help on this.

    1. Hi Dena,

      Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate that. Thank you also for sharing some of your personal experience with us, that is fantastic of you.
      It’s hard to believe I know!!! Who know that basic little things like apostophes and single v plural could make such a GIANT difference to your search engine rankings, but the truth is that they can.
      I am really greatful that I have access to a very powerful and FREE search engine tool in Jaaxy. If you would like access to 30 free searches to help you on your search, please click here
      For your question “can I change my headings?” The answer is YES of course you can. You can’t change your URL Link (permalink) because it will break any other URL links that are pointing to your website, but you are certainly free to change heading, general text…. in fact you are free to change lots and lots of things within the body of your text. I always look at it as you are making positive changes so hopefully that means that your traffic will lift over time.
      Onwards and upwards for everyone!
      Thanks again for stopping by.

  2. Wow, Great Post! I really appreciate how you took the time to go through all the essential steps that one must take in order to find good keywords. I also appreciate the fact that you give us resources and methods that we can use to find some really powerful keywords. Really nice work.

    Thanks for this!

    1. Hi Emonne,

      Thank you for dropping by today and also for your kind words. I really appreciate that.

      I have tried to make my post as straight forward as possible so that lots of people who are new to internet marketing can understand how good keywords can help them.

      When we all start out with a website we ALL want lots of free traffic. Unfortunately because EVERYBODY wants this, Google has put in place some rules around who gets to be on their top 5 results.  This is really where you need to be.  There are studies that show that the top 5 URL’s get upto 70% off all traffic.  

      So this is the goal that everyone needs to set for themselves and their business.  

      The truth is that it is easier to be on page 1 in Google than many people think.

      I am glad that I was able to help you today.  Please send me a message when one of your posts ends up on Page 1 of Google. I will celebrate with you.

      If you need help sourcing royalty free images, please see this post that I wrote Where To Find Free Website Pictures – 29 Awesome Site

      Thanks again for visiting us today.

  3. Extra money after 50, I like that title so much. Catchy and optimistic as gives hope to so many people out there.

    I see you already use Jaaxy for finding keywords and so you have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This is the tool I use every day, and you simply, can’t go wrong.

    Long-tail keywords, low-competition keywords, competing websites, domain research, niche and market research, all under one roof.

    One of the best tools ever.

    1. Hi Tasos,

      Thank you for stopping by and joining us today.  Thank you also for the compliments, I really appreciate that.

      Ahh… it looks like you use Jaaxy already. That is really nice to know.  I did not know how many people actually knew about Jaaxy. Thank you for saying that it gives you a “competitive advantage in the marketplace”, I honestly believe that as well.

      I like that you use it for so many things “Long-tail keywords, low-competition keywords, competing websites, domain research, niche and market research”.

      You sound like you already have a website already.  If so are you looking for help finding royalty free images for your blogs?  Please click here Where To Find Free Website Pictures – 29 Awesome Sites

      Thanks again for stopping by and all the best for the future.

  4. Jaaxy is truly the BEST way to find keywords for SEO. I love the program and I am so glad you do an article on them! I was wondering what some of the advantages were for upgrading? I didn’t see any but I want to keep expanding my business, and maybe it will give me that extra bump! Thanks again :).

    1. H Ryan and thank you for stopping by today.

      It sounds you like already know about Jaaxy – That is great.  I am happy to hear that Jaaxy is working for you and your online business really, really well. That is wonderful to know. 

      Personally I am still using the basic version of Jaaxy.  Yes, I understand that there are actually three levels that people can use, Jaaxy Lite, Laaxy Pro and Jaaxy Enterprise.

      The main benefits from upgrading are around extra keyword searches, search history and competitor analysis.

      Many people have made a whole career out of understanding competitor analysis and really get HEAPS out of these advanced features. Is that what you mainly use the upgrade for?

      You sound like you already have a website up and running.  If you would like some ideas regarding extra sources of traff please click here The Best Free Traffic Methods

      Thanks again for stopping by.

  5. Great Post!

    You hand my attention at “Beatles in the 60’s”.

    Your explanation of how much difference it can make with results is impressive. I had no idea it could be that much. A huge lesson presented so well.

    That Jaxxy is what you must use. I am going to check that out. Very handy.

    How long have you been using it and what do you like th most about it?

    Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Robert,

      Thank you for stopping by.  I think this is your first time visiting our website so I want to give you and extra welcome.

      I am glad that you are also a fan of the Beatles.  They really were an amazing band weren’t they?  One of my favourite songs from the 1960’s is “I want to hold your hand”.  What is yours?

      Thank you for your kind words about my advice.  I am glad that you found the information helpful.  I am not sure if you have your own website or not, but if you do I hope that my advice will help take your business to the next level. 

      I have been using Jaaxy now for around 6 months.  What I like is just how simple the results / metrics are.  I have tried other programs before, but they came back with so, so, so, so many different results and data that I found it all really quite overwhelming.  The simplicity of the Jaaxy results page is what appeals to me. I really just want to make quick, clean decisions so I can move forward with new posts quickly…..I mean if I wanted to be a Data Analyst I would not have started a website.  Know what I mean?

      If you need other tips and tricks about website and internet marketing, please feel free to take a look at an article I wrote about How To Make Extra Money Online

      Thank you for visiting us today and all the best.

  6. Hi Glenys! Your website is fabulous! I love the concept of it, stated in the title, “Extra Money After 50!” I fit into that category and am part of your target audience!

    Expressing to people over 50 that they can use their skills and confidence to pursue a life online is intriguing. There is a wealth of informative information that centers around how to begin an affiliate marketing business.

    I loved your Story and your Mission. You put so much personal touch into all your writing, I felt like I was conversing with you in person!

    Affiliate Marketing is my life now, and I am so thankful for Wealthy Affiliate. It has broadened my outlook on everything! All the best to you on your continued journey!

    1. Hi Erin,

      Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate that.

      It is great that you are over 50 and you are a real living breathing example of how fabulous things can be on line for people of any age over 50!

      I am glad that you have having so much success with your online business and that you can now do it full-time.  You have actually inspired me to start a “success page” with inspirational stories of achievement for people like yourself.  

      We all need role models in life.  Thank you for stopping by today to inspire my readers to be all they can be. 

      Because you already have your own successful website, if you ever get stuck for some sources of royalty free online photo’s please click here. Where To Find Free Website Pictures – 29 Awesome Sites

      Thanks again and all the best.

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